Coronavirus: 46 more deaths as confirmed cases reach 3345

Scotland's Covid-19 death toll stands at 218, while there are 3345 confirmed cases.

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A further 46 people have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus in Scotland, taking the country’s death toll to 218.

The Scottish Government also confirmed that the total number of Covid-19 cases in Scotland have risen by 334 in the past day to stand at 3,345.

The most cases in Scotland are found in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, where there are now 851 Covid-19 patients – up by 72 overnight.

The news comes as 13 residents at a Glasgow care home have died following a suspected outbreak of coronavirus.

Two members of staff at Burlington Court care home have also tested positive for the virus.

UK-wide, 708 more deaths have been reported in the last 24-hour period, the biggest jump yet, taking the death toll to 4313.

Confirmed Covid-19 cases across the UK now stand at 41,903.

Confirmed cases by NHS board area (and daily change)

Greater Glasgow and Clyde: 851 (+72)

Lothian: 476 (+68)

Lanarkshire: 427 (+50)

Tayside: 410 (+57)

Ayrshire and Arran: 254 (+14)

Forth Valley: 208 (+19)

Grampian: 177 (+4)

Fife: 173 (+26)

Dumfries and Galloway: 127 (+5)

Borders: 110 (+10)

Highland: 85 (+13)

Shetland: 40 (+4)

Western Isles: 3 (no change)

Orkney: 4 (+2)